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25 Tasty Fruity Drinks To Try For Cocktail Hour

Quick Answer: What Are The Best Fruity Drinks?

Some of the best fruity alcoholic drinks include pina colada, blackberry bramble, peach bellini, the passion pisco sour, and the classic sangria. Non-alcoholic options like the strawberry milkshake, lemonade, strawberry lemonade, mango lassi, and Arnold Palmer are great for a barbecue or family get-together. Popular mocktails include the blackberry Moscow mule, watermelon agua fresca, and Shirley Temple are great options for all ages.

All you need is a tall cold drink at the end of a long day, and these fruity drinks bring a perfect summer vibrance no matter the time of year.

I’ve always wanted to expand my cocktail list, and these fruity drinks make it easy to add a new element, whether I’m entertaining guests or having a night alone. 

There are options for alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink lovers, so you’re in the right place. So take your pick of all things fruity and fun!

Fruity Drinks: Quick Table 

Recipes Calories Preparation Time
Strawberry Daiquiri 440 10 min
Pina Colada 441 5 min
Malibu Sunset 2673 min
Spicy Mango Margarita 2425 min
Blackberry Bramble252 55 min 
Mimosa 144 1 min
Appletini 227 5 min
Peach Bellini22810 min
Hurricane Cocktail 37910 min
Tequila Sunrise 110 10 min
Pineapple Mango Rum Punch 4095 min
Classic Sangria 1321hr-Overnight 
Passion Pisco Sour 2735 min
Shirley Temple 145 5 min
Sparkling Fruit Punch 1104hrs 10 min
Watermelon Agua Fresca 11110 min
Passion Fruit Sparklers 1325 min
Blackberry Moscow Mule Mocktail 18210 min
Chunky Strawberry Milkshake 23510 min
Mango Lassi 30410 min
Mexican Tepache 110 4 days 
Arnold Palmer 1382hrs 10 min
Berry Blast Smoothie 220 5 min
Classic Lemonade13810 min
Strawberry Lemonade 80 15 min

1. Strawberry Daiquiri 

If you’ve got some fresh strawberries and a blender, this sweet and tangy slushy is the best way to use them both. Daiquiris are often reserved for fancy hotels and vacations, but you can make your own with some light rum, ice, strawberries, and lime.  

Frozen strawberries work just as well; they completely eliminate the need for ice and give a more robust taste to the drink overall. You can use a strawberry concentrate if you want that extra sweetness. Serve with freshly sliced lime as a garnish, and enjoy. 

Calories Per Serving: 440

Total Preparation Time: 10 min

2. Pina Colada 

Pina Coladas are the perfect summer drink with a creamy blend of coconut, pineapple, and sweet rum. To avoid using ice, freeze your pineapple chunks ahead of time and keep the coconut cream in the fridge. Alternatively, you can use shaved ice. 

If you want a more decisive kick regarding the alcohol, go for a dark rum. Dark rums offer a caramel flavor that latches onto the pineapple and coconut cream. Some people like to add cane sugar, but you can decide if the pineapple and rum are sweet. 

Calories Per Serving: 441

Total Preparation Time: 5 min

3. Malibu Sunset 

This drink gets its name from the beautiful red and yellow gradient created when making it. To pull off the famous sunset drink, pour your ice, pineapple juice, and rum first.

Then, once well mixed, tip your glass and slowly pour in the grenadine or maraschino cherry juice. 

For bar-worthy results, use Malibu light rum. The taste blends seamlessly with the grenadine and isn’t too powerful. If you’re serving this at a party, use tall glasses that show off the colorful gradient.  

Calories Per Serving: 267

Total Preparation Time: 3 min

4. Spicy Mango Margarita 

Margaritas are a classic fruity drink that celebrates lime’s tangy and sweet taste, but this version incorporates another tropical favorite, mangoes.

So with some mango juice, lime, ice, and chili powder, you’ll have a Mexican-inspired beverage to help you cool off. 

The great thing about margarita mix is that you can make a bulk amount for your next party and keep it frozen. If you want a non-alcoholic mix, replace the tequila with coconut water. Garnish with a seeded slice of jalapeno.

Calories Per Serving: 242

Total Preparation Time: 5 min

5. Blackberry Bramble

Bold, dark, and utterly sweet, this blackberry version of the classic bramble bursts with flavor. It’s perfect for anyone who wants a spring pick-me-up drink. With only four ingredients, you can whip this up in no time. 

To get the authentic blackberry flavor, make your own simple syrup at home. All you need is a cup of blackberries, water, and sugar.

Mix in a pot and stir until the sugar dissolves and the sauce thickens. Once cooled, add your gin, lemon juice, syrup, and ice. 

Calories Per Serving: 252

Total Preparation Time: 55 min

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6. Mimosa 

Fresh, fun, and super easy to make, there’s no way we’d miss out on mimosas. They’re an excellent option for Sunday brunch and take less than a minute to put together.

Pick your favorite brand of champagne and orange juice and mix both into a glass pitcher. Dry champagne works best as it evens out some of the sweetness. 

When it comes to which glasses you use, it doesn’t matter so much. I like a champagne flute, but slim glasses work just as well. Add some fresh orange slices and enjoy. 

Calories Per Serving: 144

Total Preparation Time: 1 min

7. Appletini 

Sweet, tart, and full of light freshness, the appletini is the perfect fall treat for a cozy party. This elevated version of the classic drink features authentic apple liqueur, apple juice, and lemon juice. You could also use apple cider for extra flavor. 

When it comes to vodka, the choice is up to you. Just go for something clean and light so that the apple and lemon flavors really get a chance to shine. Use two glass cups and ice if you don’t have a cocktail shaker. 

Calories Per Serving: 227

Total Preparation Time: 5 min

8. Peach Bellini

With three simple ingredients and five minutes, you could have one of these refreshing peach bellinis in your hand. Fresh peaches work well, but I prefer the frozen ones as they immediately chill the drink.

Add some prosecco or your favorite sparkling wine, a little sugar, and ice to your peaches and blend until you get a “slushie” consistency. 

If you have very ripe peaches, you can skip the sugar and use the fruit’s natural flavor as a sweetener. The champagne should do the rest of the work. If you want a mocktail version, use dry sparkling water in place of the wine. 

Calories Per Serving: 228

Total Preparation Time: 10 min

9. Hurricane Cocktail 

Experience a whirlwind of flavors with this special southern drink. This drink uses two types of rum, passion fruit juice, orange juice, lime, simple syrup, and grenadine. It’s a sweet beverage, so make sure you add loads of ice to soften the taste. 

This drink has a pretty exciting story behind its name. It came from New Orleans during the prohibition era when people would use the phrase “storm’s a brewing ”to get into Pat O’brien’s famous speakeasy. 

Calories Per Serving: 379

Total Preparation Time: 10 min

10. Tequila Sunrise 

The tequila sunrise is a classic bar staple, but it can be sickly sweet for some. This elevated recipe uses less sugar, more assertive flavors, and fresh ingredients. In place of a sweet concentrate, you get the blood orange, a delicious, rich fruit. 

If you love Moscow mules and Palomas, you’ll enjoy this one. The slightly bitter aftertaste cuts through the sweetness, creating a dance of flavors on your tongue.

You can add some tangerine juice to add complexity to the drink and garnish with a fresh blood orange slice. 

Calories Per Serving: 110

Total Preparation Time: 10 min

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11. Pineapple Mango Rum Punch 

No two fruits make you feel like you’re lounging in the Caribbean, like pineapples and mangoes. Well, this drink combines the two to form the ultimate vacation cocktail.

This drink is loaded with coconut juice, pineapple juice, mango juice, orange juice, and coconut rum. 

The smaller the ice cubes, the better. Crush your ice or use shaved ice for added texture. Finish things off with a splash of grenadine for color and enjoy.  

Calories Per Serving: 409

Total Preparation Time: 5 min

12. Classic Sangria 

This Spanish drink will always be a crowd pleaser. With an assortment of citrus fruits, you can turn any red wine of your choice into a flavor explosion.

An orange, green apple, lime, grapes, and brandy. You can add some sparkling water or lemon soda for extra zest.

When it comes to soaking time, the longer, the better. You want the best chance of the flavors from the fruit becoming a natural part of the wine, so let the fruits soak overnight. If you don’t have that much time, try an hour minimum. 

Calories Per Serving: 132

Total Preparation Time: 1hr-Overnight 

13. Passion Pisco Sour 

Strong, boozy, and full of tangy zest, this passionate take on a pisco sour is perfect for your next small gathering. To stay true to the authentic pisco sour, use one and a half ounces of Barsol Pisco Quebranta for each glass.

Unlike other drink recipes, this requires one whipped egg white, so be sure to use a cocktail shaker to properly fluff the whites. 

You’ll need to shake the drink for around 15 to 20 seconds before adding ice to froth things up. Top off with a flower garnish. You could also use passion fruit seeds. They’ll add some crunch. 

Calories Per Serving: 273

Total Preparation Time: 5 min

14. Shirley Temple 

Alright, now that we’ve had some fun with alcoholic drinks, it’s time to highlight some fantastic booze-free options. This cherry drink is a classic non-alcoholic beverage, and the recipe allows you to share it as a punch.

 You’ll need some maraschino cherries, orange juice, lemon-lime soda, ice cubes, and ginger ale. You can mix it up in a large bowl and add the ice cubes as the guests arrive, so the drink isn’t diluted. 

Calories Per Serving: 145

Total Preparation Time: 5 min

15. Sparkling Fruit Punch 

Next is the classic high school staple that everybody remembers. Classic punch has something nostalgic and tasty about it, no matter how sweet. Finally, add your favorite clear soda, ginger ale, juice, and fruit concentrate. 

Add strawberry and banana slices to keep things fresh, much like a sangria. You want the punch to marinate overnight or for at least four hours. That way, the flavors marry one another and go down smooth for your guests. 

Calories Per Serving: 110

Total Preparation Time: 4hrs 10 min

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16. Watermelon Agua Fresca 

If you’re looking for a way to spice up your water, this watermelon agua fresca is the perfect refreshing and energizing drink.

Usually, this Mexican drink is a blend of water and melon, but I highly suggest the addition of lime and mint. You can also add sugar or simple syrup for a summer treat

To keep things healthy, skip the added sugar and let the watermelon’s ripe sweetness do the heavy lighting. It still tastes just as fresh. 

Calories Per Serving: 111

Total Preparation Time: 10 min

17. Passion Fruit Sparklers 

This sparkling passion fruit mocktail is an excellent alternative to the passion pisco sour above. With no alcohol, all you need is some passion fruit, lemon juice, coconut water, soda water, and your favorite sweetener.

Try a flat version with coconut water, or use half coconut water and half soda water for a sparkler. 

This mix makes around 250 ml, but you can easily double or triple it for a larger crowd. It’s a great party option and doesn’t require much ice, especially if you keep it in the fridge. 

Calories Per Serving: 132

Total Preparation Time: 5 min

18. Blackberry Mint Moscow Mule Mocktail

Everybody loves a Moscow mule, but did you know you can have a mocktail version that’s just as tasty?

This blackberry mint drink utilizes naturally derived flavors like ginger and raw organic honey to compensate for the lack of alcohol. It’s best to start with fresh blackberries, lime, and mint at the bottom of the glass. 

Crush the berries with the mint leaves to release their flavors, then add the ginger and simple honey syrup. Next, add some water and ginger beer and mix with a long spoon. For an alcoholic option, replace the water with vodka. 

Calories Per Serving: 182

Total Preparation Time: 10 min

19. Chunky Strawberry Milkshake 

Sometimes you need a good, thick milkshake to cool you off. This drink is a great comfort meal and works perfectly for a barbecue, a hearty burger, and a chips meal. If you want to maximize flavor, use real fresh strawberries. 

Start with a  soft serve vanilla ice cream. Add fresh strawberry slices and milk and blend until everything is well incorporated. You can use strawberry milk or keep the flavors authentic with plain milk. Top with whipped cream and serve cold. 

Calories Per Serving: 235

Total Preparation Time: 10 min

20. Mango Lassi 

Lassi’s are a classic Indian dessert drink from the Punjab region featuring frothy yogurt, water, and an assortment of fruits and spices. If you want to make your own, this mango version offers the same refreshing textures and taste. 

You’ll need fresh mango slices, whole milk, mango pulp, yogurt, sugar, and ice. Simply toss your ingredients into the blender and mix until smooth. For an added kick, slip in a small slice of ginger and a dash of lime. 

Calories Per Serving: 304

Total Preparation Time: 10 min

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21. Mexican Tepache 

If you’re like me, you always feel bad about throwing away the pineapple peels after cutting one. There’s so much extra pineapple to spare! That’s why I love this Tepache recipe. The Mexican refreshment is a quick alternative to lemonade or kombucha. 

You only need three ingredients to get going. Water, sugar, and pineapple peels. You can also add the core. Let it ferment for 3 to 4 days and enjoy. Stop the fermentation process after the fourth day, or you’ll have picked pineapple rinds. 

Calories Per Serving: 110

Total Preparation Time: 4 days

22. Arnold Palmer 

Arnold palmers are another classic non-alcoholic drink that highlights lemon’s beautiful and refreshing taste. Iced tea is an excellent option for warm summer days, and you can always add a sprig of mint for extra coolness. 

This recipe uses brewed tea, but you can also have a cold brew version where you let the mint and tea bags soak overnight if you have the time. If you’re going to brew the tea, let the herbs cook in the simple syrup, then remove them afterward. 

Calories Per Serving: 138

Total Preparation Time: 2hrs 10 min

23. Berry Blast Smoothie 

Smoothies are the way to go if you want to enjoy berries all year round. Whether fresh or frozen, berries are the perfect sweetener, especially with a large variety. I like blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, and strawberry mix in the morning. 

Get some plain yogurt, a cup of berries, and some orange juice to sweeten. Blend all three, and you have a tasty breakfast or mid-morning snack. 

Calories Per Serving: 220

Total Preparation Time: 5 min

24. Classic Lemonade

It’s always been said that you can’t beat a classic, and lemonade is the essential fruity beverage.

Most lemonade recipes use powdered mixes, but you can make a truly authentic recipe with just hot water, sugar, lemon juice, zest, cold water, and a few lemon slices. 

If you want to turn this into an alcoholic beverage, add your chosen liquor with some sparkling water instead of the cold water. If you love experimenting with herbs, mint is the perfect addition. 

Calories Per Serving: 138

Total Preparation Time: 10 min

25. Strawberry Lemonade 

The strawberry version would blow your mind if you thought classic lemonade was good. But, with fresh summer berries and tart lemons on hand, you’ll have a tremendous on-porch snack.

Bend the strawberries and sugar with a bit of water until smooth. Add some cold water and stir everything together. You can also add some strawberry chunks and lemon slices. 

Calories Per Serving: 80

Total Preparation Time: 15 min

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Frequently Asked Questions

What’re Some Good Fruity Alcoholic Drinks? 

Some classic go-to fruity alcoholic drinks include pina Coladas, mojitos, strawberry margaritas, daiquiris, and tequilas.

These drinks feature heavy tropical flavors and accents that are uplifting and tasty. You could incorporate shaved ice into these drinks for a “slushy” feeling. 

Malibu sunsets are as pretty as they are tasty, and the passion pinco sour offers an outstanding balance of sweet and sour. However, the tequila sunrise is the best option for those who want something more substantial. 

What’re Some Good Fruity Non-Alcoholic Drinks? 

Tasty and popular non-alcoholic fruit drinks include strawberry and classic lemonade. When made in bulk, they work well for large social gatherings. You could also opt for a fruit punch or Arnold palmer mix. 

These are perfect for events that host kids and adults or individuals who aren’t fond of alcohol. 

How Do You Make Fruity Alcoholic Drinks At Home? 

Making bar-worthy drinks at home isn’t as hard as you’d imagine. All you need are some basics. If you want to take things to the next level, 

A blender is an added bonus, allowing you to try recipes such as daiquiris, margaritas, mojitos, and spiked smoothies. 

25 Tasty Fruity Drinks To Try For Cocktail Hour

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Expand your cocktail list with these fruity drinks to entertain your guests or have a night alone. 

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